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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Dec 31, 2008 11:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did any of you old heads go to any DOORS shows?

Nice post cpw! I'm glad to hear that someone else remembers the TV show "That Was The Week That Was". That brings back some memories! My family watched that show whenever it was on back then. And all those other shows you mentioned like the TAMI show, Hullabaloo, Shindig, Where The Action Is, Ed Sullivan and my favorite one back then, The Smothers Brothers who always had the best anti-system comedy and music. The Doors were even on there one time with Robbie Kreiger sporting a black eye and a missing tooth from being beaten before the show by a service man back from Vietnam who didn't like his looks. Remember "Tea Time With Goldie", the hippie chick who was always high? Of course they got cancelled...
I always loved "Light My Fire" That song was a big part of the whole soundtrack of the 60's. While not my favorite band by any stretch, (too dark I guess) I certainly grew up on their music and had all of their albums back in the day. Besides Light My Fire I always loved "Crystal Ship" which I feel to be Morrison's best lyrics. (written on Owsley acid BTW) They were a good "singles" band, well crafted songs like most of the stuff that came out of L.A. in those days, and they were certainly speaking for the more violently anti-war side of the culture in songs like 5 To 1 and Peace Frog.
I came to hear all that music back then through my older brother who was into everything cool musically and turned me on to all that stuff. We used to go in halves on records beginning with Rubber Soul. You grew up in a different place, but a lot of our experiences sound similar. Thanks for sharing your memories!

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Poster: jimnull Date: Jan 1, 2009 5:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did any of you old heads go to any DOORS shows?

yes, was at UCLA, AROUND TIME OF 1ST doors release, my roommate and I pretended to be members of the lighting crew, got into Ciros, a 50's style nightclub o Sunset. hours later saw a wonderful night of music. The Peanut Butter Conspiracy opened for them. good set, small venue. NOT the dead or janis at the avalon. Still good music.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 16, 2009 6:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did any of you old heads go to any DOORS shows?

Tea Time with Goldie!
Was she the3 gal on the Smothers Brothers who did running gags on pot, roaches and all?

One show that lasted one episode and was yanked off the air so fast most of us missed it - Turn On!

It was called... Turn On!

But the networks and sponsors about had a heart attack!

A virus knocked out my main pc for weeks (still struggling to fix it meself) or would have read and replied to your great reply weeks ago.

Thanks Sky, and thanks to the others who took the time to read my memories.

Not a big Doors fan either, but they did make an impression on me as a teenybopper...

I found the Doors performance I hadn't seen since '67 -- where Jim bugs out on TV.

I tried to improve the sound a bit at:

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 16, 2009 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did any of you old heads go to any DOORS shows?

Goldie, (real name Leigh French), was a member of the underground San Francisco comedy troupe "The Committee". She was a genuine freak that showed up in the audience one show and was interviewed on camera by Tommy Smothers. Tommy had taken notice of her in the studio audience and decided to do an interview with her as he walked among the audience. Her rap was so funny they made her a regular on the show in " Share A Little Tea With Goldie", as "Goldie Keef."
She used to get a lot of stuff past the censors who were unfamiliar with a lot of dope culture expressions, how to get rid of "unsightly roaches" and her greeting of "Hiiiiiigh!"

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Poster: Crazy Chester Date: Jan 1, 2009 5:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did any of you old heads go to any DOORS shows?

I remember the I was born in 72 so I'm sill a pup but wouldn't that be a hoot to see Jim & Ray om Pete Seegers Rainbow! LOL
I just relish those old tv shows and have many on disc and watch all the time so I'm up on the Jive from Time-to-time...
I'm out.